Ipswich, Massachusetts

Modern Beach House in Ipswich

The quintessential New England ocean-front cottage poised for perfection, how could you possibly improve? What was already an amazing property on the shore in Ipswich, MA, gave way to a ‘face lift’. The ocean facing roofline with steep pitch created a blank canvas, our favorite! Constructing an eyebrow shaped dormer transformed the second floor by ‘opening the home’s eyes’, adding a master bedroom suite and reading nook…to die for. Ocean views and natural light were maximized by the strong use of glass and transparent finishes. The dramatic roofline resembles an ocean wave, befitting of the home’s coastal cottage location and style.

Square Footage: 2,500

Build Time: 8 months

Pre-Construction: 3 months

Project Highlights

Qualified Remodeler Award: Addition

“We engaged Shawn Cayer and Windhill Builders to do a fairly extensive second floor build out on our home. The team was knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. Shawn kept us informed on all the financial adds and subtracts from the project so there were no surprises at the end. He offered helpful suggestions and options and provided up to date progress to keep us informed. Shawn always got back to us within 24 hours when we had questions. As with many projects, we changed, added, and subtracted scope from the project on the fly and always found the team flexible and accommodating. The quality and workmanship from the Windhill team was excellent and they were a friendly, helpful, experienced team who have clearly been together for some time. We were very happy with Shawn and the Windhill builders and would use them again without question.”

Gordon & Nancy P.Ipswich, MA

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